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Nettle beds

Common Nettle beds are a good place for a wide variety of insects to hang out. This afternoon at Castle Water I had no trouble finding 17 species in a short space of time. A female Ruddy Darter, Large Skipper and a gravid female Scorpion Fly were the most obliging for pictures.

 Gravid female Scorpion Fly 

Large Skipper

Female Ruddy Darter





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